Neverware

Neverware

The New York based company, founded in 2011 by chief executive officer Jonathan Hefter, provides cost-effective software that eliminates the need to replace desktop computers. Instead of periodically replacing hardware, Neverware allows schools and businesses to have the fastest available desktop computer speeds using the hardware they currently have.

Initially, the desktop system cost schools $149 per computer per year but in February 2015 the company launched a cloud version of its operating...


CodeAcademy

CodeAcademy

The New York-based startup Codecademy was launched in 2012 by Ryan Bubinski and Zach Sims, both former Columbia University students. Codeacademy provides online education for basic computer programming. In many ways, the company is revolutionizing the path to learning how to code and getting a job, which all can be done through additional programming bootcamps or coursework via a website.

Codeacademy is also a one-stop-shop for online continuing and professional education for programmers and d...


GlassLab

GlassLab

Featured Ed Tech Startup

In a financial sense, GlassLab is not a traditional startup. It’s a non-profit that is transforming learning and assessment practices through digital games and technology. In 2012, the year GlassLab launched, it received $10 million in funding from Electronic Arts, the Entertainment Software Association, and the MacArthur and Gates foundations. In June 2014, the company was chosen to join Pearson’s ed tech accelerator program Catalyst, where startups are chosen based o...


Featured Ed Tech Startup

Featured Ed Tech Startup

Every quarter, Simba looks at several startups in depth, providing updates on new product launches and financing rounds completed. You can find these companies in the Simba report Ed Tech Startup Quaterly Dashboard. Every week Simba will focus on one of these tech companies carving out a niche in the education technology market.

Zaption

Tapping into the need for compelling video content is Zaption, a publishing platform founded in 2012 by father and son team Charlie and Jim Stigler. The publ...


New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook report consolidates Simba’s ongoing research of the K-12 textbook adoption market in 2015 in one report.

This report provides background on the textbook adoption process, examines in detail the sales results of specific state adoptions Simba tracked in 2015 and previews the landscape and trends in instructional materials adoptions in 2016 and beyond.

The 2015 edition can stand alone as the most comp...


It’s a law publishing blog about publishing law blogs

It’s a law publishing blog about publishing law blogs

The recent release of Simba Information’s report Global Legal Publishing 2016-2020 presents a very unique opportunity, one that I cannot let pass-the chance to publish a blog about law publishing and blogs.

I know, take a breath, gather yourselves because we are about to boldly go where only Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer-he of the coffee table book about coffee tables-would go.

The legal publishing industry is facing some of the same changes the science, technical and medical (STM) publishing face...


New Teacher Report Available

New Teacher Report Available

Simba Information’s New Teachers, Getting Adjusted: 2015-2016 covers the experiences of K-12 teachers with regard to the use of technology in the classroom and the amount of training received in the areas of classroom management and lesson planning, among other topics. Trends that are shaping the teaching profession are also examined.

For the purpose of this report, Simba partnered with MCH Strategic Data to poll teachers across the nation. A relatively short survey consisting of 27 multiple c...


New Math Report

New Math Report

Schools have debated the best ways to instruct students in mathematics for decades. With the move to more rigorous standards and the growing acceptance of digital programs, Simba Information initiated research on the use of mathematics instructional materials during the 2015-2016 school year.

K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 looks at current trends in the elementary and secondary school mathematics market including what products are used most widely and the selection criteria educators use ...


Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act

When President Obama on Dec. 10 signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, it was only the first in a rapid progression of events that could herald changes in 2016 facing the U.S. public schools and the $8.56 billion instructional materials industry that serves the school market. The president was also expected to sign the federal education spending bill that would increase funds for educational programs, the Education Department released the latest edition of its National Educational Techn...


Back to the Future: ESSA Becomes Law

President Obama on Dec. 10 signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act and marking the first revision of ESEA since 2002 when the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law.

The new law returns more control to the states and local school boards for setting educational policy, identifying and determining corrective actions for struggling schools, and measurement metrics for evaluating teachers.

This shift in power—and ...